[OS X TeX] MacTeX 2012 fails to install on PPC-leopard

Pierre LAUGINIE pierre.lauginie at orange.fr
Mon Sep 3 17:23:24 CEST 2012

My machine: PowerPC G5 MacOS 10.5.8

Re-installing recently OS 10.5.8 (after a series 
of crashes), I have lost MacTeX 2011 which 
otherwise was running correctly (at least, I lost 
texlive, pdflatex etc., but not TeXShop and 
similar files).

Thus, I download MacTeX 2012 from MacTex.pkg. 
The installation starts and soon stops 
"installation failed" with the message: "the 
program couldn't validate the package 'local-2'. 
Contact the editor of the software" ("le 
programme n'a pas pu valider le contenu du paquet 
'local-2', etc."). Same result from two mirror 
sites (french site ircam and US site).

Did anybody encounter such a problem ?

Finally, I downloaded MacTeX-basic 2012, which 
seems to run correctly. But what about full 
macTeX 2012 ?

Thanks if anybody has an idea.



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